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ERIC Number: ED448706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Design of Support Tools and Knowledge Building in a Virtual University Course: Effect of Reflection and Self-Explanation Prompts.
Chung, SeJin; Chung, Moon-Jung; Severance, Charles
This study examined how support tools (i.e., prompts that support students to use self-explanation and self-monitoring strategies) facilitate convergent knowledge building processes in a World Wide Web-based virtual university engineering course. A quasi-experimental study was designed. An engineering class of a virtual university was selected as the research site, and the students in the class were randomly assigned to two different work environments: without support tools, and with support tools. It was found that students' frequent interaction with their peers is not enough either for students to integrate knowledge or to develop/improve coordination of group work in an online learning environment. The type of interaction matters, especially because convergent types of interaction facilitate students' knowledge integration. (Contains 14 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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